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Postcards from Camp

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June 27, 2003
July 2003
Out with the old...
July 2003
It's a bell, sir.
September 1993

July 3, 1992 Illinois Agri-News

Jeff Knodle thinks he might hold some sort of record at camp; he was a camper for 9 years and has been a counselor for 5 years. "It's addictive. You just have this urge to come back once you are here."

Taking the boat out for the day.
July 1968
Fun in the water!
June 1968
4-H is Awesome!
September 1963

Dear Mom,
I've made great new friends! I love swimming and crafts. Tonight having a bonfire - The week is going by so fast!


Counselor Carl Zenke, farmer from the Broadlands area, meets with his cabin.
July 1953
Postcard of the Candle Lighting Ceremony.
July 1951
Director of Arts and Crafts, Don Firth
June 1951
Girls making crafts.
June 1951
Boys fishing off the dock.
May 1951

4-H Memorial Camp to honor all Illinois 4-H Club boys and girls who served and sacrificed in World War II.

Aerial photo of the new camp with campers spelling out 4H.
June 1950
Aerial photo of the new camp.
March 1950
The Commodious Dining Hall. Completed in 1950.
February 1950

4-H Campers too Busy to be Homesick
July 10, 1949 Champaign Urbana Courier

Learning to swim in three days most difficult feat.

July 1948

Champaign and Vermilion Counties farm youngsters had a holiday July 7-10 romping and roaming at Memorial 4-H Camp near Monticello. The new three-acre lake was the most popular spot. About 160 youngsters attended.

Keeping Fit - A 4-H Activity.
May 1947